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Poster: Lucab12 Date: Jun 5, 2014 4:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey DB Billy!

You want to say "don't talk about stuff that is against the archive policy," fine.

But to suggest that people who want to have shows as opposed to streaming are hoarders is a bit much.

As a 138 show attendee I can tell you that the ONLY reason recordings are here to be streamed is people who obsessively collected allowed them to be. If someone wants to keep music from others, that's not in the spirit. But no one is trying to have all the shows in their possession and brag about it. At least I have never heard that.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 5, 2014 5:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey DB Billy!

Unfortunately I knew a few folks like that back in the mid 80's. They seemed to obsess over getting every show possible, regardless of the show or recording quality and then say "Hey, look at my HUGE collection!"...I'm thinking Freud might have something to say about that.

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Poster: Jim F Date: Jun 6, 2014 3:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey DB Billy!

There are still groups of people who don't want things shared online with the general public, only specific people. I don't really care what they do, I have no real stake in the outcome.

Interesting we are being asked not to discuss this "backdoor" thing, which went on with more than a nod and a wink for almost a decade. My guess is the terse and "let's sweep this under the rug" response means it's more of a legal thing with the Dead than some effort to please the select group of uploaders allowed here. Again, I have no real stake in the outcome. And I'm sorry, but even when asked relatively nicely, asking or telling me not to do something is a sure way to get me to do it.

Either way, while the archive is a great resource for streaming and downloading music, I'm not going to complain about not having access to pseudo legal mp3's when the real thing is simply and easily available via a perfectly legal and GD-compliant torrent tracker. Most of them are higher up alphabetically in my bookmarks anyway.

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Poster: Lucab12 Date: Jun 6, 2014 4:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey DB Billy!

Well put.

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Poster: cloud2013 Date: Jun 6, 2014 6:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hey DB Billy!

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